SOUTH AMERICA

FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Once out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dreamOnce out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dream.

Partners at Odds

Escrito por  |  25 / February / 2017

The ambiguous relationship between the United States and Brazil is expected to open a new chapter with Donald Trump in the White House.

From Student Movement to Autonomous Education

Escrito por  |  1 / November / 2016

The broad student movement that won Chile’s alamedas – with demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of young people and the occupation of dozens of secondary schools, demanding changes in the education system – has sedimented in the creation of some thirty self-managed education initiatives in working-class territories.

Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2016

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

Escrito por  |  11 / October / 2016

The Free Brazil Movement was one of the groups in charge of convening the massive demonstrations to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The institutional coup they promoted encouraged the movement, made up primarily of youth between 17 and 30 years old, to launch bids for power in the Oct. 2 municipal elections, where they eight of their members were elected to city councils.

Colombia Votes NO Amid Polarization and Misinformation

Escrito por  |  11 / October / 2016

Tens of thousands march to support the peace process after the Oct. NO vote

Rio 2016: the Irresistible Militarization of Sports

Escrito por  |  23 / August / 2016

Rio de Janeiro is militarized for the Olympic Games, with more than 80,000 soldiers and police officers patrolling the streets. But in the games themselves, a much less visible process is taking place: a significant portion of participating athletes come from the military.